Donate

Our donation centre features a drive-through donation drop off and our friendly staff and volunteers are always happy to help you with your generous donation. 

Our Evolve Caledon Donation Centre is at 109 Industrial Rd. and we are open Tuesday – Saturday, 8:30 – 4:30. 

 

PLEASE READ OUR UNACCEPTABLE DONATIONS LIST CAREFULLY FOR UPDATES THAT ARE EFFECTIVE MAY 28, 2024.  

 

(Updated May 27, 2024) 

ACCEPTABLE DONATIONS 

  • Clothing 
  • Footwear 
  • Accessories 
  • Purses / Luggage 
  • Linens (excluding bed pillows and cushions) 
  • Textiles  

Please note: Clothing, shoes, purses, linens and stuffed toys that aren’t in sellable condition will be accepted as textile recycling. If you wish to bring items like this, please be aware that they must be in sanitary condition or they will be refused.    Please bag and label them as “Salvage” to make the process easier for you at the time of donation. 

  • Antiques and Collectibles 
  • Books *see below for exceptions 
  • Records, CDs and DVDs  
  • Small Appliances (working) 
  • Small Furniture (including, but not limited to occasional tables, chairs, nightstands, console tables, 3-piece kitchen/bistro sets, small accent/child-sized desks) 
  • Small Outdoor Furniture and Equipment 
  • Home Décor 
  • Pictures, Frames & Mirrors (size not exceeding 48”x48”) 
  • Housewares 
  • Sporting Goods * see exceptions below 
  • Tools and Hardware 
  • Games and Puzzles (complete and in good condition) 
  • Seasonal Items (although we will accept these items year-round, it is greatly appreciated if the donation is made when there is seasonal demand for the item(s) 
  • New toys (in original packaging or box)  

Due to shrinking retail space, our contract obligations with the Region of Peel at our Donation Centre, safety concerns, resource constraints, and the changing interests of our customers, we must be strategic about what we accept and have updated our unacceptable donations list accordingly.  As a non-profit, we can’t afford to pay disposal fees for unsaleable/undesirable items.  

Please see below for our unacceptable donations list and suggested alternatives for donating unacceptable items.  

UNACCEPTABLE DONATIONS 

  • Unassembled / Large items that may pose a safety risk 
  • Items not approved by Health Canada / CSA guidelines – including, but not limited to, sofa beds, mattresses, box springs, baby equipment, etc. 
  • Carpets 
  • Window Coverings (when not in original packaging) 
  • Blinds with cords 
  • Used Sports Helmets and Protective Sports Equipment 
  • Large Fitness Equipment (including but not limited to treadmills, large weight benches, ellipticals and large exercise bikes) 
  • Used Humidifiers and Vaporizers 
  • Textbooks, Encyclopedias and Discarded Library Books 
  • Large Appliances 
  • Gas Appliances 
  • Building Supplies 
  • Interior and Exterior Doors and Windows 
  • Large Furniture (including but not limited to hutches, dining room sets, dressers, headboards and footboards, wardrobes, large desks, large patio dining sets) 
  • Any items with unsecured glass tops / frameless glass & mirrors 
  • Used Toys  

Suggested Alternatives for donating these items: 

Our Retail Operations team has the right to say “No Thank You” to unacceptable items.  

Thank You! 

 
If you have any questions, we’d love to hear from you! Feel free to call or email us, anytime.